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How do I spoof flash version (make websites think that I have different version that I really have)? I'm using firefox

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Could I ask why you would want to do this? –  Connor W Jan 4 '10 at 19:37
    
Hacker curiosity. There are many ways to spoof browser version and name but I don't know how to do this with flash. No specific use or problem, I just want to learn something new. –  Phil Jan 5 '10 at 20:04
    
@Connor: Some sites do not probe the version correctly. –  RolKau Dec 12 '10 at 20:09

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There's a whole plethora of ways websites can detect your flash version.

Adobe maintains a "flash detection kit" for exactly this purpose.

  • Client-side scripting. Uses JavaScript to check for Netscape plugin or ActiveX control. Replace the site's Javascript with your own to spoof this.

  • ActionScript based detection. Uses a SWF file to report flash version.

  • Server-side detection. Server-side application (ColdFusion, PHP, etc) determines flash version using mime-type information in the HTTP_ACCEPT header. Editing this header would spoof this method.

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Interesting. I upvoted this answer, but obviously I still don't know how to spoof it... but now I at least can learn how version is detected, that's first step. Thanks. –  Phil Jan 5 '10 at 20:26
    
Aye, I would have gone into more detail, but it's beyond my experience. Glad the answer was of use to you, and thanks for the upvote. =) –  RJFalconer Jan 5 '10 at 20:53
    
@Phil: that just means you've got something for that "hacker curiosity" to chew on for a while. –  quack quixote Jan 5 '10 at 21:26
    
@~quack: Yeah, I'm wondering if any tool or quick 'hack' for achieving this exists or if I would have to use my 'hacker curiosity' and code it, heh ;). BTW I wonder which of those methods of getting version is most common? –  Phil Jan 5 '10 at 21:39
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I would assume javascript. Definitely client-side, anyway. –  RJFalconer Jan 5 '10 at 22:28

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